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  1. Non-Classical Music
    Would like to know thoughts on seeing Get Back the new 9 hour series of live Beatles footage in an about 2 week intense session to come up with 14 new songs. This is a level of the Beatles we have NEVER SEEN before. I was surprised at how normal acting they were. Having spent much of my...
  2. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Which are your favourite films/series about composers?
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    The only one I remember seeing right now is Joyful Noise, the story of Handel's creation of the Messiah.
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    I may know many composers and their works, but I am mostly clueless about how their lives were and why are they praised. Months ago I watched the latest documentary about my personal re-introductor to Classical Music: Herbert von Karajan. Produced by the BBC and aired at the end of 2014...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    In the last 50 years or so, we've seen many pianists that were also comedians (not unintentionally, those usually don't get that far). I'm thinking of Victor Borge, and there were many others. What classical composers were known for having a good sense of humor? Do you have any anecdotes?
  6. Opera
    http://www.edilivre.com/le-tenor-leonce-escalais-1e8cda3cb3.html#.VDZgD6dwYsI I just found this book when I was looking for something else and I thought I would share it with you- hope I'm posting this in the right section of the forum. I know from bitter experience that biographies of golden...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello, I wonder if somebody can help me with this: Our chamber group is performing the beautiful Piano Quartet No. 1 by the Austrian composer Robert Fuchs (little known composer and a friend of Brahms). The theme of our concert will be related to the Canadian Father's day, so we decided to play...
  8. Off Topic Pub
    Have been to a few composer´s museums in the past few years: Elgar´s near Worchester; Dvorak´s in Prague; Smetana´s in Prague; Jaroslav Jezek´s in Prague; Ravel´s in Montfort l´Amaury near Paris Nielsen´s on Funen (actually only saw the building from the outside, though, since it was closed)...
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